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At Dental+bio Box, we are dedicated to providing top-quality dental services to our patients. Our team of experienced dentists specialize in providing advanced dental fillings, using only the latest technology and techniques. Our mission is to help our patients maintain optimal dental health and achieve a smile that they can be proud of.

Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay (cavities) or minor fractures. The process of placing a dental filling involves removing the decayed or damaged tooth structure and filling the resulting cavity with a suitable material. Fillings serve to restore the tooth's shape, strength, and function while preventing further decay or damage. There are several types of dental fillings, each with its advantages and considerations:

  1. Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings, often referred to as "silver fillings," are made of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. They are known for their durability and cost-effectiveness. However, they are noticeable due to their silver color and are less aesthetically pleasing than other options.

  2. Composite Resin Fillings: Composite fillings are tooth-colored and made of a blend of plastic and fine glass particles. They can be closely matched to the natural color of your teeth, making them an excellent choice for front teeth and visible areas. Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth structure and require less removal of healthy tooth material than amalgam fillings.

  3. Ceramic Fillings (Inlays and Onlays): Ceramic or porcelain fillings are custom-made restorations typically used for larger cavities. They are created in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. These fillings provide a natural appearance and are highly resistant to staining.

  4. Glass Ionomer Fillings: Glass ionomer fillings are a mixture of acrylic and glass materials. They are often used for children's teeth, as they release fluoride, which can help prevent further decay. These fillings are not as durable as amalgam or composite fillings and may need more frequent replacement.

  5. Gold Fillings: Gold fillings are durable and long-lasting, making them a good choice for the back teeth. They are highly biocompatible, meaning they do not irritate the surrounding tissues. However, they are expensive and less aesthetically pleasing.

The choice of dental filling material depends on various factors, including the location and size of the cavity, the patient's aesthetic preferences, and the dentist's recommendation. Your dentist will discuss the options with you and help you make an informed decision.

The process of getting a dental filling involves the following steps:

  1. Numbing the Area: The dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the affected tooth.

  2. Removing Decay: The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed using a dental drill or laser.

  3. Preparing the Tooth: The tooth is shaped to create space for the filling material.

  4. Placing the Filling: The chosen filling material is applied and shaped to match the natural contours of the tooth.

  5. Polishing: The filling is polished to ensure a smooth and comfortable fit with your bite.

Dental fillings are an effective way to restore teeth and prevent further dental problems caused by decay or damage. Regular dental checkups are essential to detect and treat cavities early, minimizing the need for extensive fillings or other dental procedures.

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